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Obstetrician: Why Do You Enjoy This Work? - Dr. Carrillo

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Dr. Carrillo shares why she enjoys working as an obstetrician.

Dr. Carrillo:
I think one of the most gratifying aspects of my job as a women’s health specialist, specifically an obstetrician, is being present for the evolution of a couple becoming a family.

It’s difficult to pinpoint one success story because they occur every week literally. With the birth of each baby I get asked every day, “How many babies have you delivered?” And I say, “I don’t know.”

Well don’t you count? No, I only count yours because that’s the one that’s most important to me right now.

And for some patients like they understand my philosophy and others kind of think maybe not, but I really appreciate practicing in a country and in a community where if we do it right we are going to have a successful pregnancy because we have the resources.

And it’s why I chose to practice at a major medical center versus perhaps one of the smaller hospitals in the valley because here at Banner Desert I know that if something unexpected happens with one of my patients and one of my babies, I am already where I need to be.

I have had patients who have come to me having delivered at other hospitals, maybe unexpectedly with a complication, unexpectedly delivering a little early and having to then by transported to a major medical center, or having one of their babies transported after delivery to Banner Desert for a higher level of care.

And the success story for me is knowing that there is no transfer and there is no separation between my momma and her baby.

About Dr. Lori A. Carrillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.:
Dr. Lori A. Carrillo, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. After completing her internship in Hawaii, she completed her specialty training at the joint program of Maricopa Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Carrillo opened her own practice, AZ Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, in August of 2006, and is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. She specializes in a full breadth of obstetrics and gynecology from late childhood, menopause, and high-risk and twin pregnancies. She also specialized in minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery involving Da Vinci robotics.